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Each episode we get the privilege to speak to the amazing people taking Winter Haven, FL and its surrounding Central Florida area to the next level. We’re future focused, celebrating our entrepreneurial history and leveraging it for our bright future ahead. This podcast is produced by the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and is meant to generate pride in and knowledge of our community to residents and visitors alike. Our producing partner is Dolphin Image Studios.
 
The Pick, Place, Podcast is a show where we talk about electronics manufacturing and everything related to getting a circuit board into the world. Join hosts Chris Denney from Worthington and Melissa Hough from CircuitHub as they discuss the pcb assembly process, design tips that will make your manufacturer love you, and talk to industry guests.
 
Writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington is joined by a series of guests for a bit of a chat about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. From Coming On Strong by Broken English and The Order Of The McVitie's Hobnob, to whichever TV programme it was that ended with footage of dandelion seeds being blown away, we're here to try and help, and to confirm that no, nobody else remembers them either.
 
Welcome to The Head Ballet podcast! This podcast is the place to come to hear guests discuss with me, Paul Abbott, their favourite novelty songs - the funny, the weird, the daft and the outright baffling tunes that have been skipping and dancing around in their heads for years. Everybody loves something that could be considered novel, so why not celebrate it? Importantly, it also seeks to try and stretch the definition of novelty to encompass all manner of recordings. This could include TV T ...
 
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Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is writer and broadcaster Ben Baker, who's putting a big circle round the listings in TV Times so he doesn't miss Mr T's Christmas Dream, Kid Creo…
 
On Episode 76, Unlikely Citizen Advocacy in Winter Haven, we speak to Robbie Loftus and Jessie Skubna, two familiar entrepreneurs in the downtown community who have left a lasting impact on the Winter Haven community for many years to come. We speak about the backstory of their three businesses, their unlikely foray into citizen advocacy and what t…
 
Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is musician, comedian and writer Mitch Benn, who’s painting the whole world with Monday Morning 5.19 by Rialto, Jools Holland's one-off Channel 4 …
 
In this episode, we speak to Cheryl Brennan from Charles Darwin University in Australia. We discuss: What is the campus like for International students? Any special facilities for them? How large is the international student community? What are the English requirements for admission? If you’re a prospective international student and need to pass fo…
 
In this episode, we speak to Alice from Transylvania University about specific vocabulary for applying to US universities. We also speak to Theresa from South Africa about her experience as an international student at Transylvania University. We discuss: Important terms to note when applying to a US university Tips from a current international stud…
 
Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is yoga teacher Lucy Pope, who’s leading a guided nidra meditation on high concept ITV game show Interceptor, supermarket-skewed gaming device Bar…
 
In this podcast, you will learn how Sidhant managed to boost his overall band score to 9 and his writing score from 6.5 to 7.5 after 7 attempts despite some horrible advice from his local academy. We discuss: What Sidhant’s writing was missing in his first 7 IELTS attempts. The amazing technique he learned from our online course that helped him jum…
 
In this episode, we speak to Aimee and Jane from the University of Minnesota Twin cities about study opportunities and a guide to career development services for international students. We discuss: The key terms used in career services at a university Facilities available for international students How can international students build their resumes…
 
Worthington is in the process of upgrading its pick and place machinery. In order to do that requires a long process of evaluating potential new suppliers. Chris walks us through what that journey is like, why a contract manufacturer may need to upgrade its equipment, his recent in-person visit to one of the suppliers they've narrowed down to, and …
 
What is it? IELTS has until recently been a paper-based and face-to-face exam. We now see more centres offering the computer-delivered version of IELTS though that still involves facing an examiner across a table in the Speaking Test. Video-Call Speaking (VCS) is now being introduced in certain test centres alongside the traditional speaking test f…
 
You know fluency and confidence are important in the IELTS Speaking exam. When you speak quickly and automatically your answers flow and the examiner is impressed. With confidence, the exam is smoother and nerves disappear. When you speak fluently without stopping, you sound more natural and get a better IELTS score. This new tutorial shares three …
 
In this tutorial, we review recent questions from IELTS general Task 1 as seen in the exam from May to August 2021. Listen to the full tutorial for sample questions and answers. Read the questions below: 1. You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives t…
 
On this episode, we speak with the President of the Lakeland Magic, Hans Steinbrenner about his journey becoming the leader of an NBA developmental basketball team, the experience in the NBA 'bubble', how the Magic uses Winter Haven's AdventHealth Fieldhouse, their new head coach and the excitement for the start of their season in November. This po…
 
Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is author, restaurant critic and broadcaster Grace Dent, who's refusing to eat anywhere that doesn't remember Magic Smile by Rosie Vela, a mystery…
 
In this episode, we speak to Sean from California State University Long Beach about opportunities and facilities for international students. We discuss: How IELTS prepares you for academic study Why CSULB is a great choice for international students English requirements for prospective international students What is the community like for internati…
 
This episode is dedicated to fiducials which, for those who are unfamiliar with the term, are the small copper dots you may have seen on your bare PCB. We get into the details of what they are, where and why are they are used, and how you can use them in your design. https://www.worthingtonassembly.com/blog/2014/12/29/what-are-fiducials-and-why-are…
 
In this tutorial, we review part 1 of new IELTS speaking topics from the examiner’s booklet for September to December 2021. Listen to the full tutorial for sample answers. Read the questions below: 1. Education and work Describe an activity you did at your school or workplace 2. Health Describe something you do that keeps you healthy 3. Technology …
 
On Episode 74: Revitalizing Downtown Winter Haven, we have the pleasure to speak with CEO of Six/Ten LLC Bud Strang and Six/Ten investor, Rick Baker. Bud and Rick share more about the history of Six/Ten, how it has been vital to the revitalization of downtown Winter Haven, some projects that are on the horizon and how Winter Haven continues to be t…
 
In this episode, we speak to Sam from the University of Hartford about opportunities and facilities for international students. We discuss: Facilities available for international students English requirements for prospective international students What is the community like for international students? What Covid precautions have been put in place o…
 
In this tutorial, we review part 2 of recent IELTS Task 2 questions seen in the exam in July & August 2021. Listen to the full tutorial for sample essay questions, answers and IELTS vocabulary. Read the questions below: Although more and more people read news on the Internet, newspapers will remain the most important source of news for the majority…
 
On Episode 73: Winter Haven's Collaborative Spirit, we are joined by the Deputy City Manager for the City of Winter Haven, T. Michael Stavres. T. Michael shares more about his history in Winter Haven, the "secret sauce" to a collaborative and growing city, the opportunities and challenges for our community, keeping our local feel and much more.…
 
Anabel is a successful IELTS student originally from Cuba. She has three bilingual children and will soon head to the London School of Economics to start her Masters in Law. She took the exam in Mexico City and in London. Now she passed her IELTS test and wants to share some of the tips and secrets that helped her do so well. In total, she took the…
 
To celebrate reaching 10,000 downloads of the podcast, Chris and Melissa mix things up and interview each other so that you can get to know your hosts better! We talk about what we were doing before joining CircuitHub and Worthington, our journeys towards getting there, imposter syndrome, our love affair with Grape Nuts, and more!…
 
In this episode, we speak to Dane from Bradley University in the US about study opportunities and facilities for international students. We discuss: What has changed with the pandemic situation Facilities available for international students The best graduate and undergraduate programs to study at Bradley university English requirements for prospec…
 
On Episode 72: Winter Haven's Foodie Culture, we are joined by the owner of Winter Haven Food tours, Amada Anderson. Amada shares more about her experience being a tour guide in New York City and how that has influenced her tours here in Winter Haven. Amada knows that Winter Haven's foodie culture is strong and doesn't need to be kept a secret.…
 
In our latest tutorial, we take a look at recent IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions from the exam and provide sample answers to these questions. Read the questions below: 1. Describe an interesting animal you have seen. You should say: what animal it was when and where you saw it and explain how you feel about this animal 2. Describe a person who is o…
 
Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. This is a collection of highlights featuring Joel Morris on the View-Master Demonstration Reel, Joanne Sheppard on Colorado Beetle panic, Emma Burnell on the stage musi…
 
In this tutorial, we review recent IELTS Task 2 questions seen in the exam in July & August 2021. Listen to the full tutorial for sample essay questions, answers and IELTS vocabulary. Read the questions below: 1. Crime rates will fall as advances in technology make it easier to detect and prevent crimes. To what extent do you agree or disagree? SAM…
 
On Episode 71: Winter Haven's Highest Honor, we talk to Volunteer Curator at the Museum of Winter Haven History and Mr. Winter Haven himself, Bob Gernert. With Annual Meeting upon us, Bob is excited to share the history of the Bankers Cup Award and its past recipients. This podcast is recorded at Dolphin Image Studios and made possible through spon…
 
In this episode, Ben speaks to Caitlin from Michigan State University about life at MSU and study opportunities for international students. We discuss: MSU’s facilities for international students New student visa policies international students should know What the international student community is like Language requirements for prospective intern…
 
We're very excited to be joined on this episode by Ben Jordan. Ben, who was previously at Altium for many years, now works at Autodesk as a Senior Product Manager for the Fusion 360 Electronics product. We chat about: Why we call them DuPont headers Machine pin headers are awesome A brief history of Altium's founding in Australia as Protel Systems …
 
In this tutorial, we discuss how to write an outstanding conclusion for IELTS Writing task 2. We look at: What makes a Band 7 conclusion What should and shouldn’t be included in your conclusion How to end with a thought-provoking idea (that will boost your score!) How your conclusion can go wrong (you’ll be surprised!) You can download or listen to…
 
On Episode 70: Winter Haven's Seaplane Legacy, we talk to the owner of Jack Brown's Seaplane Base, Ben Shipps. Ben is the 3rd generation family owner of Brown’s Seaplane Base. He has a true passion for aviation, training and continuing Winter Haven’s legacy as the best place to learn how to fly a seaplane. On this episode, you'll learn more about t…
 
In this tutorial, we discuss how to improve your score in IELTS speaking. We look at: The four criteria you will be scored on What these criteria actually mean A simple but powerful trick used by one of the greatest speakers of all time (Steve Jobs!) Important tips too many students neglect You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Dir…
 
Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is book reviewer Joanne Sheppard, who’s trying her hardest not to be roped into appearing in the background of The Bump by MC Mallett, some myster…
 
In this tutorial, we discuss how to write excellent Band 7 introductions for IELTS Writing task 2. We look at: How to make a great first impression to examiners with your introduction Band 6 and 7 example introductions Why strong introductions get you off to the best start What makes a solid high scoring introduction You can download or listen to t…
 
On Episode 69: Behind Winter Haven's "One Arch" McDonalds, we hear from Gary Moulton, who has been the owner and operator of the McDonalds on the corner of US 17 and Ave D northwest for over 3 decades. Gary and his wife Kim have witnessed so many changes to the industry over the years and he shares more about that and his entrepreneurial journey on…
 
In this tutorial, we discuss how to avoid the most common grammar mistakes in IELTS writing. Discover the most common mistakes from over 1000 essay corrections How to recognise these mistakes in your writing How to identify which grammar mistakes you make Powerful tips to avoid these mistakes in your writing Listen to the full tutorial here |Direct…
 
Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is actress, singer, writer and 1980s Pop Culture Geek Deborah Tracey, who's taking time out at 10.55am to invite us all to reflect on Hardwicke Ho…
 
As a continuation of last week's episode with CircuitHub CAM Engineer, Dave Wilcox, we discuss the basics of what happens during the PCB drilling process. We also drill into some fun topics including the confusing inconsistencies regarding the recommended tolerance on JST connectors and why NC drill data is so difficult to interpret. Listen to thes…
 
On Episode 68: Making Winter Haven a Smart City, we speak with Steve Elias, Municipal Division Manager at Pennoni, a national engineering firm. Steve is known for his passion for planning, but even more than that his drive to help city’s and people reach their full potential. He shares more about Winter Haven's development, community master plannin…
 
On episode 67, Teaching the Leaders of Tomorrow, we speak with Polk County Public School's School-Based Employee of the Year, Lisa Gill. Lisa shares her story of the good work being done for the benefit of the students and citizens of Polk County. We also speak to AdventHealth's Dr. Changoor about the state-of-the-art robotic surgery available righ…
 
We're joined again by CircuitHub CAM Engineer Dave Wilcox to talk more about bare circuit board manufacturing. In this episode we Dave teaches us what happens during the inner layer production process. Check out more episodes with Dave! The PCB CAM Process Bare PCB Materials An Overview of Bare PCB Fabrication…
 
On Episode 66, How to Grow With Your Growing Business, we speak to the dynamic duo of Amy Lanpher and her daughter Ashley Cretcher of Amy’s Party Store. They talk about building their small business from a small 500 sq ft garage to their large retail store on Cypress Gardens Blvd and a growing online business. Not only have they become the go-to st…
 
On Episode 65, Almost a Century in Winter Haven, we welcome Dr. Howard C. Lucas. Dr. Lucas' family came to the Winter Haven area in 1917 and has remained one of the foundational families of the business community ever since. Dr. Lucas opened Winter Haven’s first ophthalmology and optometrist practice and just retired from active practice at the age…
 
In today's episode Chris, a self proclaimed novice engineer, touches on the layout process and how small decisions can have a significant impact on assembly. We provide some on advice on the best proximity of vias with adjacent pads and plated thru-holes, edge clearance, fiducials, and more. Useful articles: https://www.worthingtonassembly.com/blog…
 
On Episode 64, Winter Haven's First Coffee Roaster, Jon Lane, Owner of Haven Coffee Roasters, shares with us his surprise path to entrepreneurship as a result of the pandemic and about his mission to work with the other coffee entrepreneurs throughout the city to take Winter Haven’s coffee culture to the next level. We also hear from Dr. Arriaga On…
 
On Episode 63 - The Future of Florida's Sweetest Spot, Mark Jackson, Director of Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, joins us to talk about his career, the history of tourism and sports marketing in Polk County and what the future holds for Florida's Sweetest Spot. This podcast is recorded at Dolphin Image Studios and made possible through th…
 
Although we like to keep our episodes targeted towards anyone who is interested in PCB assembly as a whole, we know that many of our listeners are CircuitHub customers. In this episode we sat down with John Jacquinet, who is an Account Manager at CircuitHub. We talk to John about how his work experience as en electrical engineer influenced his view…
 
On Episode 62 - Feeding the Homebound & Finding a Kidney Donor, Susan Eldridge and Marc Hutek join us. Susan Eldrige, the Executive Director for Meals on Wheels Polk County, tells us more about Meals on Wheels' services and what it means to serve the homebound. Also, Marc Hutek, the CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, shares with us…
 
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